I guess he is stupid just getting a 2 pound plant nothing much tho I guess because you can do that with cfls correct? I'm gonna say my last words here and say words of a veryyy smart grower who has been in this manyy manyy years. "there is no watt like a hid watt" and by the way don't say I lie because I don't. And to the op google cfl vs hid so you can find out the real TRUTH.
Nice last words....
Here are mine:
HO CFL's are new so your old timey grow champ might have changed his tune. Ask him. After you ask him, remind him that there are watts like HID watts. Actually all watts are like hid watts. Lumens output in usable wavelength ranges is all that matters. <-- Just another case of real science beating out stoner science
If you put 1000 watts on a 2 lb plant its not really one plant its one tree, and it didnt get that big drinking 1000 watts, trust me. If that one plant was raised to that size under fucking 1000 watt bulbs then he still wasted a shitload of energy, and 50 - 100 stems on a scrog woulda destroyed his yield in the same area in half the time.
and here is the kicker:
for the operation the OP is describing, CFLs are the better fit, because... stay with me here... they are cheaper, cooler, and DELIVER MORE USABLE LIGHT TO THE SURFACE OF THE LEAVES PER WATT, because you can keep them much closer to the plant.
Please, google CFL vs HID. Thats probably where you should have started to be honest lol. This was fun though.
...Oh, i almost forgot, after you google, make sure you interpret what you read and apply it to your situation, and decide which light to get. My vote is for CFL!!
Please let us know what you decide.
Edited by zippy657, 12 July 2012 - 09:46 PM.